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Cardiac Auscultation

Hadyl Asfari, Julien Souvignet, Agnès Lillo-Le Louët, Béatrice Trombert, Marie-Christine Jaulent, Cédric Bousquet
AIM: To propose an alternative approach for building custom groupings of terms that complements the usual approach based on both hierarchical method (selection of reference groupings in medical dictionary for regulatory activities [MedDRA]) and/or textual method (string search), for case reports extraction from a pharmacovigilance database in response to a safety problem. Here we take cardiac valve fibrosis as an example. METHODS: The list of terms obtained by an automated approach, based on querying ontology of adverse drug reactions (OntoADR), a knowledge base defining MedDRA terms through relationships with systematized nomenclature of medicine-clinical terms (SNOMED CT) concepts, was compared with the reference list consisting of 53 preferred terms obtained by hierarchical and textual method...
July 21, 2016: Thérapie
David B Springer, Thomas Brennan, Ntobeko Ntusi, Hassan Y Abdelrahman, Liesl J Zühlke, Bongani M Mayosi, Lionel Tarassenko, Gari D Clifford
Mobile phones, due to their audio processing capabilities, have the potential to facilitate the diagnosis of heart disease through automated auscultation. However, such a platform is likely to be used by non-experts, and hence, it is essential that such a device is able to automatically differentiate poor quality from diagnostically useful recordings since non-experts are more likely to make poor-quality recordings. This paper investigates the automated signal quality assessment of heart sound recordings performed using both mobile phone-based and commercial medical-grade electronic stethoscopes...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
Rie Nishikata, Naho Kato, Miwako Suto, Mami Rinnou, Ikubumi Mizusawa, Naohito Kuroda
Ventricular septal defect (VSD) has a relatively non-aggressive clinical course; either spontaneous closure or causing congestive heart failure treatable with surgical intervention. We present two autopsy cases of sudden infant deaths from clinically undiagnosed VSDs. Case 1 was an 18-day-old boy. As the deceased coughed and became limp after feeding, he was carried to a hospital. Heart murmur was not auscultated there, so he was brought back to home. He presented severe dyspnea and then he was pronounced dead the next day...
September 2016: Legal Medicine
Yoshihisa Morimoto, Takaki Sugimoto, Hiroki Arase, Fumiya Haba
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative pulmonary edema is a fatal adverse event after a cardiac surgery. We here report successful management using airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) for severe hypoxia with pulmonary edema after a cardiac surgery. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 58-year-old man underwent an uneventful mitral valve repair. Immediately afterwards, the patient became agitated and made vigorous inspiratory efforts. His oxygen saturation dropped to 90%. Coarse inspiratory rhonchi were heard on auscultation, and copious, pink, frothy sputum was obtained with suctioning...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
S L Roberts, J Dukes-McEwan
The Donkey Sanctuary (DS) owns 3500-4000 donkeys, estimated to be about 35 per cent of the UK population. Although postmortem surveys suggest a high prevalence of cardiovascular disease in donkeys, there is sparse clinical information about cardiovascular examination findings and echocardiographic findings in health and disease. In this cross-sectional study, auscultation findings were recorded, and in a subset of donkeys, echocardiography was used to screen for structural and functional cardiac disease. 202 donkeys were examined; 117 geldings and 85 females...
October 15, 2016: Veterinary Record
C Misbach, P Pey, V Gouni, E Trehiou-Sechi, A M Petit, J Pouchelon, V Chetboul
A 14-year-old neutered male crossbreed dog was presented for weakness, cough and weight loss. Cardiac auscultation revealed tachycardia, arrhythmia and a grade V/VI left apical systolic heart murmur. Thoracic radiographs showed a large homogeneous soft tissue opacity in close contact with the cardiac silhouette in the left cranioventral mediastinum. Cardiac evaluation showed atrial fibrillation, degenerative mitral valve disease and a dilated left auricular appendage outside the pericardium consistent with herniation through a partial pericardial defect...
May 2016: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
Nikesh R Shrestha, Prahlad Karki, Rajan Mahto, Keshar Gurung, Naveen Pandey, Krishna Agrawal, Martina Rothenbühler, Philip Urban, Peter Jüni, Thomas Pilgrim
IMPORTANCE: Although rheumatic heart disease has been nearly eradicated in high-income countries, 3 in 4 children grow up in parts of the world where it is still endemic. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of clinically silent and manifest rheumatic heart disease as a function of age, sex, and socioeconomic status and to estimate age-specific incidence. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: In this school-based cross-sectional study with cluster sampling, 26 schools in the Sunsari district in Eastern Nepal with 5467 eligible children 5 to 15 years of age were randomly selected from 595 registered schools...
April 1, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
Ruban Nersisson, Mathew M Noel
Breath and cardiac sounds are two major bio sound signals. In this, heart sounds are produced by movement of some body parts such as heart valve, leaflets and the blood flow through the vessels, whereas lung sounds generates due to the air in and out flow through airways during breathing cycle. These two signals are recorded from chest region. These two signals have very high clinical importance for the patient who is critically ill. The lung functions and the cardiac cycles are continuously monitored for such patients with the help of the bio sound signal captured using suitable sensing mechanism or with auscultation techniques...
July 15, 2016: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
Jason M Tarkin, James H F Rudd, David R Jayne, Rosemary A Rusk, Deepa Gopalan
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 57-year-old woman presented to our clinic with breathlessness brought on while walking uphill. She had been recently diagnosed with systemic hypertension. There was no known family history of cardiac disease, or prior smoking habit. On examination, pulse was 73 bpm and blood pressure 155/73 mm Hg, which was asymmetrical in her arms. Auscultation revealed a readily audible early diastolic murmur in the aortic area and bilateral subclavian bruits. ECG showed sinus rhythm with no abnormality...
July 13, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Jeandre T Viljoen, Pierre L Viviers, Jo-Anne H Kirby
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May 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Erik Strauss, Bradley Taylor, Michael Mazzeffi, Kenichi Tanaka, Patrick Odonkor
Endoscopic vein harvest in preparation for coronary artery bypass surgery has become a preferred method of procuring saphenous vein. Several case reports have documented carbon dioxide (CO2) embolization with this procedure as well as CO2 embolization during other laparoscopic surgeries (Markar et al., 2010). Although uncommon, the potential for CO2 entrainment through an open vein or through absorption by vascular structures exists and should be recognized (Lin et al., 2003). We report a case of CO2 embolization during EVH for a 77-year-old patient who underwent CABG that was identified early by the cardiac surgeon through the indirect auscultation of a mill-wheel murmur after the pericardium was opened...
2016: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Zijo Begic, Senka Mesihovic Dinarevic, Senad Pesto, Edin Begic, Amra Dobraca, Izet Masic
INTRODUCTION: The most common clinical sign in pediatric cardiology is a heart murmur (organic and inorganic). Organic are sign of heart disease, while inorganic (basically divided into accidental and functional) murmurs occur on anatomically healthy heart. AIM: To determine the justification of the application of the methods of cardiac treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Study included 116 children aged from 1 to 15 years, who were referred due to cardiac treatment to Pediatric Clinic, of Sarajevo University Clinical Center...
April 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
Moacyr Magno Palmeira, Hellen Yuki Umemura Ribeiro, Yan Garcia Lira, Fernando Octávio Machado Jucá Neto, Ivone Aline da Silva Rodrigues, Maitê Silva Martins Gadelha, Yuri Santana do Carmo
BACKGROUND: Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a highly lethal and prevalent cardiovascular emergency. AAD can develop into atrioventricular conductivity disorders caused by coronary artery dissection, with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) being the most frequent clinical sign. In many deceased patients, the diagnosis is not confirmed until autopsy, and 85 % receive the wrong therapy as a result of misdiagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old male patient presenting with prolonged, intense and sharp precordial pain radiating to his back, as well as cold sweats, nausea and vomiting, was admitted to the cardiac emergency service...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Todd R Fredricks, Jeffrey S Benseler
BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valve disease (BAV) is the most common cardiac valve pathology. BAV is associated with aortic root disorders. The literature has few case reports identifying this condition during routine physical exam. CASE REPORT: A 42-yr-old military reservist flight medic presented for his annual military flight physical. He was found to have a faint cardiac murmur. His past family and medical history were remarkable for familial essential hypertension and being told at age 9 that he had a "murmur...
May 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
Viktor Szatmári, Paulien Bunskoek, Thijs Kuiken, Annemarie van den Berg, Cornelis van Elk
A live-stranded harbor porpoise Phocoena phocoena was found on the west coast of the Dutch island Texel (North Sea) and transported to a rehabilitation center for small cetaceans, where it underwent a veterinary health check. Cardiac auscultation revealed a systolic cardiac murmur with the point of maximal intensity in the right hemithorax with an intensity of IV out of VI. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a congenital ventricular septal defect with left-to-right shunting. Because the left atrium was not dilated according to the reference range of canine left atrium to aortic ratio, the presence of congestive heart failure was considered very unlikely...
March 30, 2016: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Syed Yaseen Naqvi, David Henry, Satoshi Furukawa, Howard Haber
A 68-year-old woman presented to the emergency department owing to exertional dyspnoea and bilateral leg oedema for 3 weeks. Her vital signs included the following: heart rate of 95 bpm, respiratory rate of 24 breaths/min, oxygen saturation of 73% on room air and a blood pressure of 184/108 mm Hg. Physical examination revealed tachypnoea with clear lungs to auscultation, elevated jugular veins, cyanosis and bilateral pitting oedema. A chest X-ray demonstrated cardiomegaly without obvious pulmonary oedema. A CT of the chest was negative for pulmonary embolus; however, the scan did reveal a large right ventricular (RV) mass...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Scott R Ceresnak, David M Axelrod, Kara S Motonaga, Emily R Johnson, Catherine D Krawczeski
The transition from residency to subspecialty fellowship in a procedurally driven field such as pediatric cardiology is challenging for trainees. We describe and assess the educational value of a pediatric cardiology "boot camp" educational tool designed to help prepare trainees for cardiology fellowship. A two-day intensive training program was provided for pediatric cardiology fellows in July 2015 at a large fellowship training program. Hands-on experiences and simulations were provided in: anatomy, auscultation, echocardiography, catheterization, cardiovascular intensive care (CVICU), electrophysiology (EP), heart failure, and cardiac surgery...
June 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
Ivan Bank, Hubert W Vliegen, Albert V G Bruschke
In 1816, Laennec discovered that auscultation of the heart and lungs could effectively be performed by placing a hollow cylinder (initially made of a roll of paper) between the chest of the patient and the ear of the examiner. This was the first step in the development of the stethoscope, which was a breakthrough in the diagnosis and management of cardiac and pulmonary patients. Technical improvements of the stethoscope followed and in cardiac patients auscultation soon became a major diagnostic tool. In the second half of the 20th century, new powerful non-invasive diagnostic modalities were developed and the interest in auscultation declined...
February 22, 2016: European Heart Journal
Kevin Landefeld, Qusai Saleh, Gary E Sander
Introduction. Stress cardiomyopathy, or takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is an acute, reversible left ventricular dysfunction usually initiated by a psychological or physical stress. We report this case of stress cardiomyopathy following a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation and the subsequent treatment. Case Description. A 49-year-old white female with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presented to the emergency room via emergency medical services with worsening severe shortness of breath and productive cough for 2 weeks but denied any chest pain on arrival...
October 2015: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
C Gerspach, C C Schwarzwald, M Hilbe, S Buczinski
Intramyocardial abscesses are rare in cattle and may lead to unspecific clinical signs. This case report describes the clinical and echocardiographic findings in an 8 year old Brown Swiss cow presented with an intramural myocardial abscess. The main clinical findings were anorexia, drop in milk yield, fever, tachycardia, and hyperfibrinogenemia. Neither heart murmurs nor cardiac arrhythmias were present on auscultation. Transthoracic echocardiographic examination revealed a prominent intramural mass embedded in the left ventricular free wall and bulging into the lumen of the left ventricle...
June 2016: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
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